Flooring Price Increase – November 27th

On November 27th of this year, many manufacturers will be increasing prices on their products and collections. Now is a great time to buy flooring before the price increase takes effect.

 

 

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Mohawk Carpet and the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Event in Atlanta, GA 2017

#CushionTheFight

For the past 16 years, Mohawk has partnered with Susan G. Komen to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research. Mohawk’s carpet pad SmartCushion was cut up into squares and passed out to all of the people participating in the 3-day event in Atlanta this year. The participants of the event were able to use the pad squares as somewhere to rest.

A portion of the SmartCushion sales goes towards funding Susan G. Komen’s breast cancer research. One of Mohawk’s beautiful bright pink carpets was spread out at the finish line for the dedicated participants. The 3 day event in Atlanta, Georgia raised $1.4 million dollars.

Click here to the see the SmartCushion padding from Mohawk.

Here are a few images from the event this year in Atlanta, Georgia:

 

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New from US Floors – COREtec Pro Plus

Stylish and Durable Flooring for Commercial and Residential Applications

The COREtec Pro Plus collection from US Floors offers customers unique and innovative designs on durable luxury vinyl tile. The products in this collection are recommended for both commercial and residential applications, and the products are great for high-moisture and high-traffic areas.

The Construction of COREtec Pro Plus

COREtec Pro Plus from US Floors features a rigid core, which are special top and bottom layers for stability. This product has extra rigidity because of the rigid core, which is a high-density composition. The extra rigidity provides better dent and impact resistance.

All of the styles in this collection are 100% waterproof, which means you can install them in wet areas of the home or business and they will never swell if water is exposed to them. In addition, the luxury vinyl flooring in this collection will not expand or contract under normal conditions. This collection does not need expansion strips in large rooms. In addition, you do not have to let this flooring acclimate before installation.

Each COREtec Pro Plus plank or tile has an attached cork underlayment. The cork underlayment helps keep the floors warmer and quieter. In addition, this product is naturally resistant to odor causing mold and mildew.

COREtec Pro Plus from US Floors will work well in a commercial or residential setting. The designs in this collection work well for any style of home or business.

Click here to see the COREtec Pro Plus luxury vinyl tile.

Click here to see other COREtec collections.

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Pumpkin Contest! – Vote for your Favorite Halloween Pumpkin!

The talented employees of Carpet Express have created Halloween pumpkins for Halloween 2017. You can comment below on this blog or go to our Facebook page and vote in the picture comment section for which pumpkin you think is the best!

Click here to see the Pumpkin Contest album on Facebook.

Here are the pumpkins:

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Caress Carpet by Shaw Floors

Softness You Will Love

The inspiration behind the Caress carpet collection by Shaw Floors is from the softest natural fibers found around the world. The company wants people to choose a carpet style that tells their own story. The Caress carpet collection from Shaw features the company’s most innovative colors. The Mediterranean, the Amalfi Coast, and the Western Painted Desert are what inspired the colors for the collection. These beautiful destinations helped Shaw’s designers create a rich variety of color shades and hues. Shaw created 50 timeless colors, which feature neutrals, blues, greens, grays, and browns. The collection is truly striking to the eye, and it would look beautiful in any home.

Shaw’s Inspiration for The Softest Carpet Collection

In addition, the Caress collection feature’s the company softest fiber. The carpets in this carpet line use Shaw’s premier Anso nylon fiber. Also, the carpets have the R2X Stain, Soil, and Odor resistance system so cleaning and regular maintenance are easier. Anso nylon carpets are backed with a lifetime stain and soil warranty, and they are backed with a lifetime pet warranty promise.

The Caress carpet collection from Shaw is available in solids and patterns. There are many styles and color choices to choose from, so have fun designing with the softest carpet collection by Shaw.

Click here to see our collection of Caress carpet from Shaw.

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COREtec Rigid Core Vs. COREtec WPC

COREtec RCB (Rigid Core Board) and COREtec WPC (Waterproof Composite Core) from US Floors are great products with many similarities, but they both differ in terms of applications. The Rigid Core Board and Waterproof Composite Core flooring are both 100% waterproof and structurally stable. Both COREte products have a wide variety of stylish decors and textures. The Rigid Core Board and Waterproof Composite Core flooring from US Floors are easy to install. In addition, these products do not require acclimation. However, the products do differ in terms of applications. They each suit a specific type of installation.

Commercial or Residential Application?

The COREtec Pro Plus from US Floors is a high-density rigid core flooring. This product was developed to withstand high impact and resist indentation. The high mineral content and dense core are what make this product able to withstand such conditions. COREtec Pro Plus works well in a mudroom or basement. However, this product works better in commercial settings such as boutiques, retail shops, offices, and more. This product with the rigid core board is really made for locations with high traffic loads.

Although COREtec Plus, which is a WPC (Waterproof Composite Core) flooring, is used in some moderate commercial environments, it is really suited for residential use. When US Floors manufactures COREtec Plus, they add a foaming agent to the flooring that creates tiny air pockets throughout the planks. These tiny air pockets improve sound quality, insulation, and cushion underfoot. This WPC core is combined with a thick luxury vinyl top layer and a cork underlayment, which creates a comfortable floor for any home.

Flooring for Every Installation Type

Overall, both COREtec with Rigid Core Board and Waterproof Composite Core offer features and benefits to a large variety of installation options. Customer preference, fashion, design, and installation budget are the main determining factors when purchasing this product for your application.

Click here to see our collection of COREtec flooring.

 

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Armstrong Flooring Featured at The Starnet Design Awards

Armstrong Flooring Featured in 54 of the 134 Entries at The Starnet Design Awards

Recently, Armstrong Flooring commercial products were featured in entries for the 19th Annual Starnet Design Awards with eight of those designs winning. The competition took place in Carlsbad, California on April 28, 2017.

Armstrong Flooring logo

The Starnet Design Awards showcase the relationships between Starnet member organizations and the A&D community. The awards recognize creativity, professionalism, quality, and versatility with commercial flooring design and installation. Healthcare, corporate, education, hospitality, unique installation, environmental achievement, people’s choice, and excellence in imagination are just some of the award categories. Of course, there is also an overall grand prize winner.

Armstrong Flooring was part of 54 of the 134 entries for 2017, which is twice as much as last year’s 26 participating entries. Eight of the entries featuring Armstrong Flooring won.

Click here to see our collection of Armstrong Luxury Vinyl Tile.

Click here to see our collection of Armstrong Vinyl Composition Tile.

Also, click here to see our collection of Armstrong Sheet Vinyl Flooring.

Here are a few images of the winning entries:

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Mohawk Creates Finish Line for Ironman 70.3 World Championship

Mohawk Carpet is the Finish Line for More than 4,500 Athletes

This past weekend, Mohawk Carpet was one of the sponsors for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The company helped support some of the world’s most elite athletes, and there were more than 4,500 athletes at the event. The athletes ranged from 18 to 89 years old and they were from different countries, regions, and territories from around the world.

The carpet used for the red carpet of the transition areas between events and the finish line was Spectrum V30 from Mohawk Group’s commercial broadloom carpet. The color used is called Blaze Red. Spectrum V30 features the Durkan Synthesis Ripple PDI. The Synthesis allows customers to combine textures and patterns to create unique layering effects. The layering effect adds depth and richness to the designs of the carpets. Mohawk Group had the Ironman 70.3 logo custom made on the carpet along with Mohawk’s company logo.

Click here to see our collection of Mohawk Carpet.

The athletes pushed themselves to their limits, and it was an amazing event. Congratulations to everyone who competed at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship.

Here are some images from the last day of the event, Sunday, September 10, 2017.

 

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Milliken Introduces New Drayton Rug Collection

Milliken has many area rug collections to choose from, and the new Drayton Collection is inspired by the Drayton Mills in South Carolina. Drayton Mills is a Milliken textile plant that has an influential legacy and exciting future for the company. The local and historical influence in the designs makes each rug unique and draws attention. The distressed design layer on each rug adds more to the timeless classic look of each rug. Each rug in the Drayton collection from Milliken will look well in any home. Below are the new patterns in the Drayton Collection.

Timeless Classics from Milliken for Any Home

Here are some of the features of the rugs in this collection from Milliken:

–Five coloration options, unique to each respective pattern
–Five sizes, including a large 10.9 foot by 13.2 foot size to address current trends
–Stainmaster Tactesse BCF Nylon 6,6 for performance-driven construction
–Lotus FMTM Fiber Shield with Teflon Protectant for stain repel and resist, and soil release to meet the demands of today‚Äôs busy homes

 

Click here to see our collection of Milliken area rugs.

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Shaw Industries Receives St. Jude 2017 Proprietary Campaign of the Year Award

St. Jude and Shaw Carpet

Shaw Pad

Shaw Industries recently received the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 2017 Proprietary Campaign of the Year award. The award from St. Jude recognizes a corporate partner who has implemented a successful proprietary campaign in addition to their primary means of support for the hospital. Shaw’s efforts around the cushion padding and carpet collections are some of the proprietary campaigns that inspired the hospital’s selection for the award.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital focuses on its mission: finding cures and saving children. Most of the funding for St. Jude comes from individual contributions, so St. Jude has the freedom to focus on what matters most – saving children.

The Beginning of The Sponsorship

In 2012, Shaw Carpet started as a single sponsorship of the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway, which has grown into a multi-channel partnership that reaches virtually every aspect of Shaw’s business. Here are some of the elements that Shaw’s partnership with St. Jude consists of:

  • Carpet padding from Shaw Industries that began with two styles and now has seven styles that benefit St. Jude.
  • Shaw is a gold level sponsor of the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend where Shaw associates come together to fund-raise and run.
  • Shaw Carpet is a silver level sponsor of the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer where Shaw retailers and associates across the country participate in the 62-city run/walk and fund-raise.

Shaw has donated over $6.4 million to St. Jude. The 2017 Proprietary Campaign of the Year Award is an embodiment of Shaw’s commitment to servant leadership and its corporate vision of creating a better future for customers and the communities it serves.

Click here to see our selection of Shaw carpet.

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Shaw and St. Jude

 

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